General surgery is the surgical specialty that focuses mainly on the abdominal organs. General surgeons perform surgeries and laparoscopic (minimally-invasive) procedures to treat common abdominal conditions like appendicitis, hernia, inflammation of the gallbladder, ulcer and other digestive and stomach problems.
Some general surgeons, like Dr. Fischer for example, have additional surgical expertise. Dr. Fischer performs a large volume of breast cancer surgeries and thyroid and parathyroid surgeries.
- Axillary dissection
- Breast surgery
- Core needle biopsy
- Excisional biopsy
- Fine needle biopsy
- Incisional biopsy
- Preventative mastectomy
- Sentinel node biopsy
Endocrine (thyroid, parathyroid) surgery
- Hiatal hernia repairs
- Inguinal hernia repairs
- Incisional hernia repairs
- Umbilical hernia repairs
- Gallbladder (cholecystectomy)
- Stomach (gastrectomy, total and partial)
- Treatment for peptic ulcer and reflux diseases (GERD)
- Small bowel obstruction surgery
- Colon and rectal procedures
Dr. Hall also performs GERD (Nissen fundoplication) and gall bladder procedures using the da Vinci Surgical System.